Consultant Ecologist

Region:
London
Vicinity:
London Central
Industry Sector:
Ecology Jobs
Job Category:
Ecologist
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
09/01/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
204395BR

AECOM is seeking to hire an Ecologist into our South East team to help deliver ecological consultancy and advisory services as part of our established, friendly and highly skilled ecology team. Our South East offices are in Basingstoke, London Aldgate or Croydon and we are flexible to have the successful candidate working in any of these locations.

AECOM offers the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging and innovative projects, alongside a highly competitive benefits package and as part of a forward-thinking and successful national Ecology Team.

Job Duties:

  • Working under the direct supervision of one of the company’s most senior ecologists (Technical Director) and alongside other ecologists on strategic ecological assessments (Habitat Regulations Assessments) for local authorities regarding the impacts of their long-term growth aspirations on internationally important wildlife sites;

  • Assisting in the winning and delivery and management of such projects;

  • Assisting in liaising with clients, project managers and other project stakeholders including statutory bodies;

  • The work is primarily desk-based and office-based although many opportunities will exist to continue your conventional ecology work such as protected species surveys and ecological impact assessments. However these will not be part of the primary role;

  • Undertaking other tasks which add value to the development of the ecology team or support wider environmental business goals, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience as a working ecologist/environmental scientist with ecological relevance (e.g. undertaking ecological impact assessment work, field surveys to inform such work, and/or desk based ecological impact assessment);

  • Proactive and careful approach to Health and Safety;

  • Prior experience of Habitat Regulations Assessment work (particularly for Local Plans) is valuable but not essential;

  • Knowledge of the internationally important wildlife sites system in the UK (Special Areas of Conservation, Special Protection Areas, Ramsar sites) and the legal protection afforded through the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017;

  • A track record in, or aspirations for, continuing professional development and supporting the development / management of junior ecologists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognised degree in a biological, science or related discipline – a relevant post graduate qualification in the one of these would be advantageous;

  • Prior experience or knowledge of one or more of the following issues as they relate to ecological receptors useful but not essential: recreational pressure, changes in water quality/resources, changes in air quality (nitrogen deposition), impacts on functionally-linked land;

  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK is preferred however, reasonable adjustments can be made where necessary

Closing Date:
09/03/2019

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